Momentum Question

Physlet Problem Description

A ball and a flower pot of identical mass fall from the same height and strike a table.

Question

If instead of hitting the table, you have a choice of the flowerpot or the basketball hitting your head (position is in meters and time is in seconds).  Which would you rather have happen,  a flowerpot or a basketball of the exact same mass falling on your head (from the same starting height)? Start


 

 

 

 

Question

Which undergoes the greater change in momentum after colliding with the table (position is in meters and time is in seconds), a flowerpot or a basketball of the exact same mass? Start